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KFC came to Trinidad back in 1973, opening its first outlet in St. James that still stands today (that’s right, even back then St. James had everything). With over 40 years of oil in de coil that makes it the oldest international restaurant franchise in Trinidad and older than most people who reading this. We children of the ‘80s and ‘90s grew up on it, always looking forward to the odd Friday or birthday when our parents would buy us a Munch Pack and we’d…

Selfie Caption Fixing – An Instagram Reality

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Well they surely took their cool time with this one. God knows everyone wanted the option to be able to edit your Instagram captions since you uploaded your very first photo. True Selfie addicts know that after taking the perfect bathroom pic, adding several filters and effects, the icing on the cake is the ideal caption complete with that ever so crucial emoji. How many times after you hit the “share” button you thought of a wittier caption, noticed a spelling error or forgot to…

Whatsapp Just Ticked Us Off

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Much to the ire of many local Whatsapp users, today saw the rollout of the dreaded read receipt. Normally, a grey check means the message has been sent, two grey checks means that is has reached the recipients phone and you are left wondering if and when they read it. This has been the upside of Whatsapp since the shift from Blackberry Messenger as it adds a layer of secrecy towards those persons you may be ducking. Such as: a side piece, jilted lover (wait,…

The Hunger Games

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Trinis does always overdo it. We cyah say ‘oh my’ we hadda say ‘OH GAAD OYE!’, we cyah go a free drinks party without bussin’ de bar, and when we get a holiday on a Thursday YUH KNOW we hadda take the Friday off too (just wait and see all who call in ‘sick’ after Divali this week). This innate overreaction manifests itself in all aspects of our lives, including acts of protest. Case in point, the woman who camp outside HDC head office because…

Koobs, Kyams, Kyaneeval n’ Ebola

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#HistoricTimes should really be trending in my local Twitter feed! Some people don’t realize it but our young people a ‘lil too aware to not pick up on the fact that 2014 and de whole lead up, is history in the making. De 70’s had Black power and labour revolutions #uprising De 80’s had drugs, growth of the middle class then the shrink of recession #ReaganCocaineNARAIDS 90’s had badness, #coup, the global link up and information explosions The 00’s and teens has just well been…

10 Hornin’ Facts

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As Trinis we are very accustomed to the concept (and practice) of hornin’! It is the fodder for soca and kaiso annually, the cause of heated debate at work, the explanation for why your little sister’s hair has a markedly different texture to yours etc. etc . With celebrity couples dropping like flies in 2014, see Nick and Mariah, Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks, Wiz and Amber & yuh neighbour horning her husband breathless daily, SCORCH has decided to explore infidelity and we came up…

The Snappening: You thought you were safe?

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So you survived the stress and worries of “The Fappening” and you saying to yourself yuh GT. For those of you living under The Rock of Gibraltar and don’t know about “The Fappening”, it was when Apple’s iCloud server was hacked and a bunch of nude celebrity photos were posted online. This also led to every Tom, Dick & Harry joining in and posting very intimate pics of their exes, outside ting and/or chile mudda using the hashtag #thefappening. Yuh would think you might have…